Whether you like it or not, whether you voted for him or not, and no matter if today has filled you with excitement, despair, or nothing at all, our nation has undoubtedly entered an entirely new era. The day has weighed heavily on my heart. This morning I found myself not looking forward, but […]Read more "Where I Come from and Where I am Going"
Hello, 2017 2016 was a crazy year (and I am sure that 2017 will be just as crazy), but if I have one hope for this New Year I hope that it is a more productive year. Even though I went to Europe last year, spent three months on the island of Lesvos, Greece […]Read more "Hello, 2017 (The Road Ahead)"
Good-Bye 2016 First of all, fuck you 2016. Second of all, fuck you 2016. And third of all, FUCK YOU 2016. I just had to get that out there. I have been on a bit of a hiatus from the blogosphere. I’m going to be honest, I am more than ready for this year to […]Read more "Good-Bye 2016"
I returned to the United States on the first day of July, but I feel like I left behind my entire life in Greece. It is a strange feeling, and after almost a week of being back, the strangeness continues to linger. Honestly, this is a very hard post to write – every time I […]Read more "Back, but Not Home"
On a much-needed day off last week, I set off with three companions on another island road trip. Once again I feel the need to mention that if you are going on holiday this year, Lesbos is the place to go. It has a beauty like no other place in the world! On this particular […]Read more "Island Road Trip, Part II – Lesbos, Greece"
I know, I know, it has been a while since my last post, but I think it is safe to say that I am officially running on Greek Time here, and that will not be changing anytime soon. Today was the day I was scheduled to return home (in a few hours in fact), but […]Read more "More Cats, More Time – Molyvos, Lesbos, Greece"
Last week I had an amazing day off from work (though I have to say I was thinking about the boys most of the time). I teamed up with one of the other volunteers who also had her day off and we decided to explore the island. We may not have had a plan, but […]Read more "Island Road Trip – Lesbos, Greece"
Once again, I have fallen a bit behind in writing and posting updates about my time here on Lesbos. So much has happened in the last few weeks that have kept me busy – and exhausted – so I haven’t had much time to write. But I felt I needed to take the time to […]Read more "More Than a Number – Molyvos, Greece"
So another update on my adventures on Lesbos… First of all, I feel like I am living in absolute paradise, and it has been fun in my time off to take pictures around the village where I live. Nothing beats the view (in any direction), but especially the view of the harbor. I don’t know, maybe […]Read more "Another Late Update – Molyvos, Greece"
I have some sad news to share from last week. On Wednesday morning of last week, one of the volunteer/staff members was on her way to work when she heard cries of distress coming from the dumpster near her house. When she investigated she found four newborn kittens (about two weeks old); one at the […]Read more "A Hard Week – Molyvos, Greece"